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Temple, TX Man Killed in Three Vehicle Crash

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Rachel Moody3 years ago

A three vehicle crash in Temple, TX has resulted in the death of a Belton man who died from the injuries he sustained in the accident. 

According to Temple Police Department spokesman Christopher Wilcox, the victim has been identified as 19-year-old Victor Tabullo.

About the Fatal Temple, TX Car Crash

KXXV reports that the crash occurred around 9:40 p.m. last Tuesday on I-35 southbound near mile marker 297.

Tabullo was driving a Mazda pickup truck when he tried to change lanes and collided with a Nissan SUV carrying four people.

The driver of the SUV was able to maintain control of the vehicle while the pickup spun out of control and struck the back of an 18-wheeler that was disabled on the shoulder of the road.

Tabullo was taken to Scott & White Hospital with very serious injuries – he was later pronounced dead. According to KCEN, he was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. 

The occupants of the SUV and 18-wheeler were not seriously injured.

National Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 33,561 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2012 – up 3.3 percent from the 32,479 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • An additional 2,362,000 people sustained injuries, marking a 6.5 percent increase from 2011.
  • Of those killed:
    • 21,667 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 4,957 were motorcyclists (operators and passengers)
    • 4,743 were pedestrians
    • 726 were pedalcyclists
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 223 were listed as unknown


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